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Our Ankeny team is passionate about providing pet parents with the information they need to help their four-legged family members achieve optimal health. Check out our blog for tips on keeping your pets healthy and happy.

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My dog keeps stopping on walks, what should I do?

My dog keeps stopping on walks, what should I do?

You want to ensure that your pup gets the exercise they should, but every time you head out on a walk your dog stops and refuses to go on. It's a frustrating issue faced by many pet parents. In today's post, our vets explain some reasons why dogs stop and what you can do to help get your pooch moving again.

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Demystifying Echocardiograms for Pets

Demystifying Echocardiograms for Pets

Veterinarians have access to a range of diagnostic tools that enable them to gain a better understanding of the health of their beloved pets and to provide appropriate treatment. Echocardiograms is a diagnostic tool that can detect heart conditions in dogs and cats. In this article, our vets in Ankeny will discuss the importance, indications, safety, and how pet owners can prepare their companions for this non-invasive procedure.

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Best Dog Food for Senior Dogs

Best Dog Food for Senior Dogs

If you have a senior dog, you want to feed them the best food possible. However, choosing the right food for your older dog can be challenging. Our veterinarians in Ankeny have shared some senior dog food options to keep your dog healthy and happy during their golden years.

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Joint Pain in Dogs - Signs, Causes & Treatment

Joint Pain in Dogs - Signs, Causes & Treatment

Dogs of all ages can be afflicted by joint pain that impacts their quality of life. Our Ankeny vets explain types of joint pain in dogs, in addition to causes and treatments.

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How to Strengthen an Old Dog's Hind Legs

How to Strengthen an Old Dog's Hind Legs

If your pet is experiencing weakness in their hind legs, we recommend reading this article. Our veterinarians at Ankeny can provide guidance on how to improve or maintain their leg strength.

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Pet First Aid Guide: How to Give Pets First Aid?

Pet First Aid Guide: How to Give Pets First Aid?

Routine care such as checkups and vaccinations are great for keeping your pet healthy, but sometimes unexpected injuries and illness can occur. Here, our veterinarians in Ankeny, talk about how to give your pet first aid and what steps you should take in an emergency.

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Fractured Teeth in Dogs

Fractured Teeth in Dogs

Dogs may break a tooth when chewing on something hard or experiencing a traumatic injury. In this article, our vets in Ankeny discuss the causes and solutions for broken or chipped teeth in dogs. Learn about how they happen and what you can do to help.

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Best Probiotics For Cats

Best Probiotics For Cats

Just like with humans, the bacteria in your cat's gut can become disrupted which can lead to a number of uncomfortable symptoms and conditions. Here, our Ankeny vets share some information about your kitty's gut health, how it can be managed and what the best probiotics are for cats.

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Cat Wound Care

Cat Wound Care

Cats enjoy exploring, but this can result in them coming home with injuries. Our vets in Ankeny discuss common cat wounds and advise on proper care.

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Heartworm Disease in Dogs : Prevention & Treatment

Heartworm Disease in Dogs : Prevention & Treatment

Dogs can develop a serious condition known as Heartworm disease. This disease can inflict irreparable damage to your dog's organs. In this blog, our Ankeny vets delve into the significance of heartworm prevention and the treatment options available.

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